Saturday, October 20, 2012

Researchers have found evidence that European skin lightened through a 2-stage process

Around 30,000 years ago, not long after entering Europe, the ancestors of today’s Europeans and East Asians lightened in skin color through a new allele at the KITLG gene. But the real whitening came much later, between 19,000 and 11,000 years ago among ancestral Europeans only, through new alleles at TYRP1, SLC24A5, and SLC45A2.

1 comment:

I. Renarde said...

This is sticking to the OoA theory, is it not?

That theory doesn't stand under scrutiny.